Debian installation

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These instructions are for Debian and Debian-based distros (e.g. Ubuntu 9.04)

To start, download either the regular or development version of AMOS.

i/ The regular AMOS version is available from, e.g.:


ii/ The development version of AMOS is in a Git repository. To get it, run:

git clone git://

In the directory where the AMOS file are located, run the following to install the prerequisites:

sudo aptitude install ash coreutils gawk gcc automake mummer mummer-doc libboost-dev

For the Hawkeye component of AMOS, you need Qt3:

sudo aptitude install libqt3-headers

For the standard version of AMOS, skip to next step, but for the development version, first, run:


Then regardless of the version:

./configure --with-Qt-dir=/usr/share/qt3 --prefix=/usr/local/AMOS
make check
sudo make install
sudo ln -s /usr/local/AMOS/bin/* /usr/local/bin/

Now all the programs shipped in AMOS should be available from the command-line. For example try:

Minimo -h